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April 7

Bridge: Rookie night

Do you liketo play bridge in an informal environment? Rookie night for Bridge players at the 50 plus club. You do not need a partner

just come and we will provide partners. Coffee tea and light lunch provided.

Overdrive Course @ Your Library:

Learn to download e-books and audiobooks using the Nova Scotia Digital

Media Library. Springhill Library from 10-11:30. Registration required, call the library at 597-2211 to sign up.

April 8

Pot luck supper

Pot Luck Supper and cards at Sunrise Senior Citizen Hall Lr. Shinimicas 6 p.m. Bring favourite food dish and dishes.

April 9

Pancake supper

A pancake supper will be held at the Collingwood Fire hall from 1 to 6 p.m. Menu: Pancakes, Susages, Beans, brown bread, cake, beverages. Sponsored by the Collingwood & Dist. Vol. Fire. Dept. Ladies Auxilary.

Maple Syrup Festival

A Maple Syrup festival will be held at the Collingwood Firehall from 1 to 6 p.m.

Menu : Pancakes, Beans, Sausages, Cake, Beverages. Sponsored by : Collingwood & Dist. Volunteer. Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary.


The R.C.A.F. association 105 Cumberland Wing, Havelock St. is holding a Cribbage Tournament. Registration at 1 and play starts at 1:30. Bring a partner or come alone. Inquiries 667-9262.

Kids fashion show

A kids fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. at the Linden Community Hall. Donation at the door, Canteen available.

Open Mic

An open mic musical evening will be held at the Diligent River Community Hall on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm.      

April 10

Pancake supper

The Lorneville United Church will be hosting a pancake supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Proceeds for Church purposes.

Musical afternoon

Musical afternoon at Sunrise Senior Citizen Hall Lr. Shinimicas from 1 to 5 p.m.

Choir performance

Nova Scotia's provincial men's choir Nova Voce will present Deep Harmonies at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Oxford. Tickets are available at the door.

Auction 45’s

 An Auction 45’s tournament will be held at the Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St., at 1:30 p.m..  Registration at 1 p.m.  Please bring a partner.

April 11


Cumberland County Riders ATV Club will hold its regular meeting at 7 pm at the Brookdale Church Hall.

Keyboarding skills

Learn to type at the Amhert library - improve your keyboarding skills with a few

easy to learn techniques. 1:30 - 3 pm. Registration required, call 667-2549 to sign up.


April 13


The Parrsboro Band Assc. will host a movie night at 8:00 pm featuring  “SIDEWAYS” (2004)  with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church.  Rated R .


Fish Chowder or Turkey Soup

Rolls, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee & Desserts

Immanuel United Church

25 Hickman St

11:30 am – 1:00pm.

April 14

Musical comedy

Showcase Productions Society presents the musical comedy “The Wedding Singer” at the Susan Taylor Theatre at Amherst Regional High School April 14 to 16 with evening performances at 8 pm and a Saturday matinee at 2 pm. Tickets are available at Gordon’s Ladies Wear and Pugsley’s Pharmacy or at the door.

Keyboarding skills

Learn to type at the Springhill library. Improve keyboarding skills with a few

easy to learn techniques. 10 - 11:30 am.

Registration required, call 597-2211.

April 15


The Royal Canadian Legion Sackville brance will host a luncheon - Turkey stew from  11a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 16

Food drive

Cumberland Y Service Club & Amherst Y’s Menettes Door to Door Food Drive

In conjunction with other Community Volunteers. From 10 am to noon. If you are not home, please leave food bag on front step.

Pancake dinner

The annual Men's Maple Festival Pancake Dinner at Trinity St Stephens United Church in Amherst from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Heartz Hall on Ratchford  Street. Menu includes pancakes, sasuage, baked beans, rolls, maple  syrup, pie, tea or coffee. For takeouts call 667-8483 . Maple products available.


A Ladies Circle Easter Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Soup or chili, rolls, biscuits, dessert, tea, coffee. Oxford Baptist Church

Roast Beef Dinner

Three Way 4-H Club Roast Beef Dinner

will be held – 2 Settings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Leicester Fire Hall. There will be a 50/50 and a silent auction at each setting.

Please reserve tickets in advance.

For tickets please call Sharon Siddall at 902-667-7729 or 902-546-2598.


W.B. Wells Heritage Foundation Workshop, April 16th from 9 am to 1 pm, First Baptist Church Amherst Preregistration has already taken place.

Musical evening

Musical evening at Sunrise Senior Citizen Hall, Lr. Shinimicas from 8 to 11:15 p.m.


A medical Benefit for Wendy Smith will be  held at the Lions club beginning with breakfast 8 – 11 a.m. Indoor yard sale, silent auction, 50/50, live entertainment all afternoon, chilli & hot dogs, desserts with tea & coffee, evening entertainment.


 The Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St. will host a Breakfast, starting at 7:30 am to 11:00 am. Scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, baked beans, toast, tea & Coffee will be served.

For more info contact 667-1058.

Rummage Sale

UCW Spring Rummage Sale will take place from 9 a.m. - noon in Burgess Hall at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, 1 Ratchford Street, Amherst.

April 17


 A cribbage tournament will be held at the Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St.,at 1:30 p.m.  Registration at 1 p.m.  Please bring a partner.


April 19

Will & Estate Planning

What do you need to know about Wills & Living wills, Power of attorney, and Designations? Come to a free seminar at River Hebert Library at 6 - 7:30 p.m. Phone the library at 251-2324 for more information.

Pancake Brunch

Annual Good Friday Pancake Brunch, 10am to 1pm, Leicester Fire Hall. Menu: Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Toast, Beverages, Muffins, Biscuits, and Maple Products.

April 21


 The Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St.,will hold its monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m.  All members welcome.  To become a club member call 667-1058.


April 27

Seniors Slo-Pitch

Seniors Co-ed Fun Slo-Pitch information and registration meeting to be 10 a.m. at Heartz Hall, Trinity St Stephens Church. 

Call Judy or Hugh at 660-2959.

April 30

Spring Tea

Fenwick United Church Women’s Spring Tea

from 10 am – 2 pm. Tea, Baked Goods, Plants, etc.

Musical Evening

 The Amherst 50+ Club, 52 Croft St. will hold a musical evening, starting at 8 pm, with a light lunch at 11 pm.  Everyone 50 and over, welcome.  Call 667-1058 for more info.

May 5

Can We Talk about Waiting for Sex?

7:00-8:00 p.m.

A program for Parents and 11-14 year olds to attend together. Watch and Discuss the new 15- minute video drama “I Can Wait”.

To register phone the library at 667-2549.

Sponsored by the Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County and Cumberland Public Libraries

May 7


A benefit for cancer patient Lynn Michaud will be held on Saturday at Teazers Kitchen and Lounge.

Musical Evening

A musical evening featuring The Little Nashville Band at the Sunrise Trinity United Church Amherst Head from  7 – 9 p.m. 

Refreshments Available

May 8


The Parrsboro Band Assc. will host the Stadacona Band in concert at 2 p.m. at the Parrsboro Regional High School in partnership with the high school and the air cadets.

Free will donations at the door.

May 29

Spring concert

The Parrsboro Band Assc. will host its annual Spring Concert with the Parrsboro Band.    Guest musicians and performers. This event will celebrate the life of long time bandmaster Bernie Burke with the dedication of the main auditorium in his honour. Free will donations at the door. Further details to be announced.

 The Community Happenings are a free service to non-profit organizations. 30-word maximum. Written submissions to: Community Happenings, P.O. Box 280, 147 South Albion St., Amherst Town Square Mall, Amherst, N.S., B4H 2X2. Fax: 667-0419, e-mail Notices will not be taken over the phone. Current events open to the public only. Notices of yard sales and dances will not be published. NOTE: There is no guarantee of publication: to ensure publication consider a paid advertisement by contacting our Sales Department at 667-5102.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Digital, Springhill Library, Pot Luck Linden Community Hall Diligent River Community Hall Lorneville United Church Trinity St Stephens United Church Cumberland County Riders ATV Club Brookdale Church Hall Thomas Haden Church Susan Taylor Theatre Ladies Wear Oxford Baptist Church 4-H Club W.B. Wells Heritage Foundation Workshop First Baptist Church Amherst Preregistration Hebert Library Sunrise Trinity United Church Amherst Head Parrsboro Regional High School Amherst Town

Geographic location: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Oxford Ratchford Street Cumberland County South Albion

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